WZ-120

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WZ-120

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China Medium Tank Tier IX
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 3,520,000  Credits
Hit Points 15501650 HP
Weight Limit 36.0/36.737.2/40.2 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
Engine Power 520600 hp
Speed Limit 56/20 km/h
Traverse 4446 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 14.4416.13 hp/t
Pivot NoNo
Armor
Hull Armor 100/80/45 mm
Turret Armor200/130/60220/160/65 mm
Armament
Damage 188-313330-550 HP
Penetration 136-226193-321 mm
Rate of Fire 7.55.0 r/m
Accuracy 0.390.38 m
Aim time 2.93.4 s
Turret Traverse 4642 deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -5°/+18°-3°/+15°
Ammo Capacity 3440 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 1212 %
View Range 380390 m
Signal Range 600750 m
Parent Contour-China-Ch17 WZ131 1 WZ132.pngContour-China-Ch05 T34 2.png
Child
Contour-China-Ch19 121.png180,000 XP
Research
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Values are Stock - click for Top
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The WZ-120 is a Chinese tier 9 medium tank.

Initially, the Type 59 tank was a copy of the Soviet medium T-54A tank. In later modifications the tank was upgraded. The Type 59 entered service in 1959. Between 6000 and 9500 vehicles of all variants were manufactured from 1958 through 1987.

The WZ-120 is very similar to its Soviet counterpart, the T-54 and it plays like the T-54 or the Type 59. While the WZ-120 may be similiar to the T-54, but the T-54 has better hull armor. Final gun of WZ-120 has second best damage and penetration of tier IX medium tanks.

The WZ-120 leads to the 121.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII WZ-120 0200 200/130/60 mm 0046 46 d/s 360° 0380 380 m 0------ 28,00028,000 Credits 8,500 8,500 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 100 mm 59-100T 34 250/250/330 HP 181/241/50 mm 252 Credits/11 Gold/252 Credits 7.5 r/m 0.39 m 2.9 s -5°/+18° --- 102,000102,000 Credits 2,257 2,257 kg
09IX 100 mm 60-100T 34 250/250/330 HP 189/241/50 mm 252 Credits/11 Gold/252 Credits 7.89 r/m 0.36 m 2.5 s -5°/+18° 45,000 180,000180,000 Credits 2,257 2,257 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
09IX WZ-120-1 0220 220/160/65 mm 0042 42 d/s 360° 0390 390 m 23,50023,500 60,00060,000 Credits 9,200 9,200 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 100 mm 59-100T 45 250/250/330 HP 181/241/50 mm 252 Credits/11 Gold/252 Credits 7.89 r/m 0.39 m 2.7 s -5°/+18° --- 102,000102,000 Credits 2,257 2,257 kg
09IX 100 mm 60-100T 45 250/250/330 HP 189/241/50 mm 252 Credits/11 Gold/252 Credits 8.33 r/m 0.36 m 2.3 s -5°/+18° 45,000 180,000180,000 Credits 2,257 2,257 kg
09IX 100 mm 62-100T 45 320/320/420 HP 215/265/50 mm 1,050 Credits/10 Gold/750 Credits 7.32 r/m 0.38 m 2.9 s -5°/+18° 59,000 221,000221,000 Credits 2,257 2,257 kg
10X 122 mm 60-122T 40 440/440/530 HP 249/340/68 mm 1,065 Credits/12 Gold/630 Credits 5.0 r/m 0.38 m 3.4 s -3°/+15° 59,000 300,000300,000 Credits 2,757 2,757 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 12150L 0520 520 hp 012 12 % Diesel --- 48,00048,000 Credits 0750 750 kg
09IX 12150LS 0580 580 hp 012 12 % Diesel 33,000 99,50099,500 Credits 0750 750 kg
10X 12150LT 0600 600 hp 012 12 % Diesel 46,000 120,000120,000 Credits 0750 750 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII WZ-120 36.736.7 t 04444 d/s ------ 31,70031,700 Credits 7,700 7,700 kg
09IX WZ-120 model 3 40.240.2 t 04646 d/s 22,40022,400 62,00062,000 Credits 7,700 7,700 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
09IX A-220 0600 600 m 0--- --- 38,00038,000 Credits 0040 40 kg
10X A-220A 0750 750 m 9,500 9,500 54,00054,000 Credits 0040 40 kg

Historical Info

WZ120 is a Chinese designation for the Type 59 main battle tank. It is best described as a copy of the Soviet T-54A tank, an improvement over the ubiquitous T-54/55.

The first vehicles were produced in 1958 and it was accepted into service in 1959, with serial production beginning in 1963. Approximately 9,500 of the tanks were produced by the time production ended in 1980 with approximately 5,500 serving with the Chinese armed forces. The tank formed the backbone of the Chinese People's Liberation Army until 2000s (decade), with an estimated 5,000 of the later Type 59-I and Type 59-II variants in service in 2002.

Essentially the WZ120 is identical to the early production Soviet T-54As, however there are some key differences. The WZ120 was not originally fitted with the infrared searchlight or main gun stabilization of the T-54.

The WZ120 has a conventional post-war layout with the fighting compartment at the front, an engine compartment at the rear, and a cast dome-shaped gun turret in the centre of the hull. The hull is welded steel varying in thickness between 99 millimeters on the front lower glacis to 20 millimeters on the hull floor. The turret is between 100 and 39 millimeters thick.

The driver sits in the front left of the hull, and is provided with hatch immediately above his seat, which opens to the left. the driver has two pop-up vision blocks which give coverage ahead and slightly to the right when buttoned up. The commander sits in the turret along with the gunner and loader. The commander's hatch is on the turret left, with the gunner sitting forward and below him. The loader sits on the right of the turret and has a hatch above him. The turret has a non-rotating floor, which complicated the crew's operations.[citation needed]

WZ120 was modified several times during its service with the replacement of the 100 mm Type 59 rifled gun with a 105 mm rifled gun. It was also the basis of several later Chinese tank designs including the Type 69 and Type 79 tanks.


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